Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com
and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.
We offer you a generous benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Paid Time Off
- Employee Discount Program
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Student Loan Repayment
In this role you will have the opportunity to support our OR (or CVOR). Key features include:
Largest robotic program nationwide with six da Vinci Xi HD Surgical Robots
Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Suite (IMRIS)
Largest Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program in the country in a non-academic setting
Largest neurosurgery and gynecology programs in South Texas
Extensive breast reconstructive surgery program to include DIEP flaps and vascularized lymph node transfer
Growing head and neck oncology surgical services
Level III Trauma Center
22 state of the art OR suites
- 5 state of the art CVOR suites, including 2 hybrid suite
- Servicing all of South Texas heart transplants
- ECMO program for adults and pediatrics
- Busy TAVR program
- Congenital heart program
- Complex Aortic/Endovascular Program
General Statement of Duties:
The Multispecialty Technician performs a variety of delegated tasks under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and a licensed anesthetist. The Multispecialty Technician anticipates the needs of the licensed anesthetist and RN through preparation and maintenance of supplies, patient monitoring equipment and anesthesia delivery systems. This includes anticipating anesthesia needs, maintaining stock levels, setting up supplies and equipment, cleaning and storage of equipment, equipment operation, basic troubleshooting and ensuring equipment operation and maintenance. The Multispecialty Technician consistently applies knowledge of perioperative cleaning practices and assists the perioperative patient care team with maintaining a clean well organized, and safe patient environment. The Multispecialty Technician is an integral member of the perioperative team and he/she works in a collaborative role with the circulating RN, anesthetist, and
the perioperative team to ensure a safe and optimal patient perioperative experience.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Transports patients from the unit to the OR taking care to check that the pre-op checklist is complete before transport. Assist OR team in the set up equipment to include transporting machines, tanks, anesthesia needs, and peripheral supplies. Assist in the preoperative and intraoperative position of patients.
2. Maintains designated par levels for supplies and ensures carts are stocked with immediate use items used for anesthesia and operative procedures. Participates in evaluation new equipment/supplies that pertains the perioperative service
3. Cleans and cares for equipment when not in use, ensures equipment remains plugged-in and covered. Ensures all equipment is functioning properly and in proper working order prior to use. Performs basic equipment troubleshoot as necessary. Submits work orders in a timely manner for needed maintenance/repairs and reports machine/equipment malfunction to the unit manager. Schedules preventative maintenance as required and follows up on completion.
4. Anticipates the needs of the licensed anesthetist for regional, epidural and spinal blocks and the induction of general anesthesia through the application of technical knowledge and competence in set-up, operation and troubleshooting of anesthesia delivery systems, monitors and ancillary devices to include the laryngoscope, intubation equipment and IV solution and tubing set-up
5. For invasive line monitoring: Consistently uses aseptic technique, and correctly sets up and prepares needed supplies and equipment for. Assists the anesthetist in the preparation and draping for invasive line placement and monitoring. For non-invasive devices: assists with the placement of blood pressure, cuff, EKG leads, and pulse oximeter probes.
6. Consistently cleans, disinfects, sterilizes and ensures availability of utilized anesthesia equipment according to AORN standards and practices. Performs room turnover and assist with other housekeeping functions as directed according to AORN standards and practices.
Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:
High school graduate or equivalent
2. Experience: none
3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service
line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population
served (if applicable).
4. Preferred: Previous PCT, Nurse aide, orderly experience in ahealthcare setting
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: None
Environmental and Physical Demands/Hazardous Conditions:
( X) INSIDE: Spends approximately 40__ hours or more per week inside.
( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands).
( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.
WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time):
Sitting 15 % + Standing 15 % + Walking 70 % = 100%
LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS: Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient/heaviest object specific to the department.
( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.
( ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up to 10 lbs.
( X ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing more than 50 lbs.